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Pair bailed after being arrested for alleged drug, weapons and driving offences
TWO SUSPECTS have been bailed after being arrested for alleged drug, driving and weapons offences.
Aspiring photographers awarded at hospital's centenary celebrations
The lucky winner of a competition judged by a celebrity photographer has won flights to the exotic island of Madeira.
'I feel scared when I leave the shop' - newsagent owner fears for safety following brazen robberies
A FEARFUL shop owner has hit out at brazen robbers who stole alcohol from behind the counter of his shop.
Scrapping garden waste collection scheme was not a mistake because 'there was no money to keep it', council leader argues
SCRAPPING garden waste collection was not a mistake because ?there was no money to keep it?.
Campaigners call for urgent multi-million pound bid to revive historical features of 'significant' park
CAMPAIGNERS are desperate to raise money to recover the historic features of a ?significant? park.
Campaigners welcome arrival of first Syrian refugee family after 'frustrating' two year wait
Campaigners who have been lobbying a council to take in Syrian refugee families for the past two years are ?extremely grateful? their hard work has finally paid off.
Muslim school launches football club to empower girls on and off the pitch
Girls? Football Week was kicked off to a flying start at a school which launched a sports club to empower young women both on the pitch and off.
Photography fan beats more than 80 other entries to win monthly competition
A PHOTOGRAPHY fan beat more than 80 other entries to come first in a monthly competition.
Campaigners' fears mount after motion to secure future of playing fields is rejected in council
CAMPAIGNERS who thought they had saved a playing field are devastated its future has been thrown into doubt again.
Boy, 17, shot in fast food restaurant
A teenager has been rushed to hospital after he was shot in a fast food restaurant.
New thriller examines close-knit community shaken by gossip
In a quiet town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a school playing field. As journalists flock to the scene, one of them catches a teacher, Nate Winters, embracing a female student. The student claims that she and Nate are having an affair, sending shockwaves through the close-knit community. Then the student disappears, and the police have only one suspect: Nate.
Digital gurus and techies take part in overnight 'hackathon' to back bid for Borough of Culture
Digital gurus and aspiring technical experts gathered for an overnight ?hackathon? as part of Waltham Forest Digital Month.
HRH Prince Edward visits college to celebrate self-improvement programme for students
Students at a college welcomed a member of the Royal Family to celebrate 13 years of running a self-improvement programme.
Can you help police trace this missing 15-year-old boy?
A search has been launched to trace a teenager who has been missing for a week.
Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing Algerian woman spotted with unknown man
Police say they are ?increasingly concerned? for the wellbeing of a missing Algerian woman who was captured on CCTV with an unknown man.
Grandmother left 'dazed and bleeding' after shopping centre fire alarm causes stampede
A GRANDMOTHER suffered a black eye and hurt her lower back after she was knocked down in a shopping centre scrum.
Do you have what it takes to become a magistrate?
Adults looking to make a contribution to their community are encouraged to sign up to become magistrates.
Descendants of First World War hero will lead ceremony in his memory
Descendants of a First World War hero killed in battle will speak at a commemorative ceremony in his memory.
Christmas tree lights to illuminate towns with festive cheer
CHRISTMAS lights will soon illuminate towns with festive cheer.
Synagogue members aid good causes with help from chocolate-y treats
SYNAGOGUE members gave up their own time to help two different charities with a little help from some delicious treats.
Is it you? Winning lottery ticket claimed in Epping
A LUCKY person has bagged a £1million win in the lottery.
Third stabbing in six days: Stop and search powers issued after boy, 17 attacked
A teenager was stabbed in the leg just two streets away from where a man was stabbed three days earlier.
What do councillors actually do?
I sometimes wonder if people actually know what a local councillor does.
Christmas shoppers will have two hours free parking to encourage more spending, says council
Shoppers will benefit from an early Christmas present this year with extra free parking measures introduced for December.
Friends reunite after 30 years to host rock 'n' roll night in aid of Help for Heroes
A group of friends who spent their weekends dancing to rock ?n? roll have reunited after 30 years to raise cash for charity.
Ex-Strictly pro puts staff and pupils through their paces in dancing workshop
PUPILS and teaching staff learned how to conquer the dancefloor with a professional dancer.
Interfaith quiz night held to strengthen ties between religious communities
An Islamic trust held a quiz night at a college to celebrate Interfaith Week.
Man suffers serious facial injuries after burglars steal thousands of pounds worth of jewellery
A MAN was left with serious facial injuries after burglars made off with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.
18-year-old man fighting for his life after being stabbed in stomach
An 18-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in the stomach.
'I was terrified' says Subway worker who watched man get stabbed as he waited for sandwich
A fast food worker has spoken of the ?terrifying? moment a man was stabbed as he waited for a sandwich in a restaurant.
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The Guardian Series is giving every reader the chance to win £1,000.
Commuters hit by delays following signal failure
COMMUTERS have been hit by delay following a signal failure.
Could you be a 'Snow Angel' and help elderly and disabled people stay safe this winter?
Although children across the country will be hoping for a white Christmas, many elderly and disabled people dread waking up to snow if it means they are unable to leave their homes.
Overnight break-in at library leaves staff unable to open to public
A BREAK-in at a library has left staff unable to open it to the public.
The fanciest fodder in London gets ready for Christmas
One of London?s newest and most pre-eminent pop-ups is setting up shop in east London throughout December, with its signature style of ?fine dining gone wild?.
More than half of expectant mothers choose home birth over hospital in pilot scheme
A midwifery service designed to offer expectant mothers a wide range of birthing options has celebrated the delivery of its 100th baby in time for its first anniversary.
Free upcycling workshop will teach 'simple skills'
Love Your Clothes is hosting a free sewing workshop in on Saturday to help people upcycle last year?s Christmas jumpers.
Police investigating two acid attacks on moped delivery drivers appeal for dash cam footage
Police investigating two acid attacks on delivery drivers, one which left a man fighting for his life, are appealing for drivers who were in the area to hand over their dash cam footage.
Survival of the fittest: Young cyclists battle it out to be crowned champion at Olympic Park
More than 100 pupils descended on an Olympic stadium to represent their schools in a cycling challenge.
Digital art exhibition on global tour stops in Waltham Forest as it bids to be named London's Borough of Culture
A digital art exhibition which gives children the chance to be part of the creative process and help bring the artwork to life opened this week.
Gardeners turn disused metal tanks into herb and flower planters for community to pick
A GROUP of gardeners are turning old metal water tanks into street planters to brighten up their town.
Teen dubbed 'role model' scoops Jack Petchey award after being nominated by peers and leaders
A TEENAGER dubbed ?a role model? scooped a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award after being nominated by his scouting peers and leaders.
Tree-themed photography exhibition 'to be a wonderful celebration' of Wanstead Park
A TREE-themed photography exhibition will open to the public later this month.
Community activists' Mental Health Festival introduces young people to priceless support
A COMMUNITY activist says seeing young people with mental health issues learn about support they did not know existed makes her feel ?proud? of her staff.
Looking to save money on heating bills this winter? Head along to this free advice surgery
Are you looking to save money on heating bills this winter?
Piles of rubbish left behind by travellers still not cleared up
DISGUSTING mounds of rubbish left behind by travellers have still not been cleared up.
'We have far more in common with each other than the things that divide us'
Last weekend I had the privilege of attending four Remembrance services, amongst the many dozens that took place across our boroughs and thousands across Great Britain. As a nation we stood together, paused and remembered those who gave their lives.
London?s oldest butchers has put the meat back into mince pies and he's even shared the recipe
One of London?s oldest butchers has put the meat back into mince pies in a return to tradition.
Lampposts to be fitted with small cell technology to improve mobile coverage and Wi-Fi access
Lampposts across a borough will be fitted with Wi-Fi access points and small cell units to improve mobile coverage.
Calling all social media gurus - fancy taking part in an overnight 'hackathon' this weekend?
Are you a social media guru or web developer looking for a challenge this weekend?
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